Tuesday, March 3, 2009

You make this world a better place

I have some fun and exciting news to share. I have a card posted on the Verve Blog today....I am one of the March Guest Divas! Isn't that fun! I was so thrilled to be asked and I have had so much fun working with all of the new images. I will also be a guest with Jodi Collins (aka. Kharmagirl) . I guess I can share the news since Jodi's sneak peek card was shown yesterday and mine today! I have been wanting to share the news, but of course had to keep quiet until today. The official release will be on March 8th...there are so many darling images!

Today's Color Challenge was to use Kiwi Kiss, Pink Passion and Chocolate Chip. I thought they sounded pretty fun, so I thought I would give it a go. This was my third and final attempt and I am not that pleased with the results. I wasn't going to *not* post it though....after all that!


I have been itching to use this darling cupcake image from Lockhart Stamp Co. I got it last month and it has sat un-inked. I thought that it would be perfect for today's challenge. What could be better than a chocolate cupcake with yummy pink flowers! I have always wanted to try my hand at candied edible flowers. I paired it with Bella Rose DSP because it had chocolate chip and kiwi kiss in it. I thought the polka dots worked well with this design. I used one of my Verve sentiments from the set "All About You".

I watercolored the images with an aquapainter and ink refills. I added a little crystal coarse glitter to mimic a candied flower. Of course I had to do some distressing and add some buttons. Thanks for fluttering by!



Stamps: Cupcake image from Lockhart Stamp Co. , All About You by Verve Stamps
Ink: Palette Noir, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Passion, Pink Pirouette
Paper: Naturals White, Bella Rose DSP, Pink Passion
Accessories: Foam Squares, sponge, Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon, 1 3/8 inch circle punch, buttons from the Paper Studio

17 comments:

Deborah Saaranen said...

Congratulations Kelly! Is that the reason you have a new photo? (Looks very pretty!)

Your design here is just yummy! I have admired this cupcake image, and your design around it!

Norine said...

Congrats
love the card so very pretty
Hugs
Norine

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just beautiful, Kelly! I love the layout and the buttons are the perfect accent. We're so happy to have you as our guest this month! You're awesome! :)

Marci said...

Love this card and the layout! I admire how you can always work buttons into your designs and have them look just perfect.

BTW, super cute new picture!!

Steph said...

Congratulations on your guest spot!! I love your card...love the colours, they are so springy. Great new photo too....you look fab :)

Amy said...

Congrats, you Verve Diva you! I don't know what you're talking about here, this is just lovely, and I love your balance of the combo colors!

harrahx2 said...

First, congratulations. You are very deserving of honor. Second, your quote today dealt with creating opportunity. I want to creat an opportunity for you to share how you match up patterned papers. I am just so jealous and I absolutely love this card! What is wrong with you? Why don't you like it?

Dawn Easton said...

Congratulations Kelly!!! Love your card and all the layers! Those two buttons are the perfect accent!! I'm looking forward to some awesome Verve cards from you!

Sankari W. said...

Kelly - your cards are just perfect!!!! Every single one!! This one is no different - wowie wow!!! I love all the tiny details and the colors that you chose..! Those cupcakes are hello! gorgeous!!! What an amazing card - I just want to savor looking at it!!! Beautiful!!!

Congrats on the March GD at Verve!! Can't wait to see more of your verve-licous creations!!!

Hugs and happy cupcake wishes,
Sankari :)

lakind said...

Glad you posted it Kelly! It's a beautiful card! Congrats on being Verve's Guest Designer! Thoroughly deserving! Have fun!

Ida P. Krause said...

Congratulations! - This is a wonderful card. Such pretty colors and fantastic watercoloring. Love the added glitter on the flowers.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

WOOOO HOOOOO! You VERVE GUEST DIVA you!! Kelly, you are simply AMAZING...I have been a fan FOREVER! I actually cased one of your cards a looooong time ago (of course, I did not do it justice at all!) I am SO happy that you are a VERVE Guest Diva...you SO deserve it! I am honored to take this ride with you!!!
Hugs!

Jackie Pedro said...

I'm so glad you posted it because it's beautiful!!! Those flowers are so pretty!!

Nancy Riley said...

Kelly, this card is ADORABLE! GREAT colors! Your card on the Verve blog is incredible too! Everything you touch turns to gold!

Your new profile photo is FABULOUS!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

I love the flowery cupcakes! Too cute!! I love the buttons you added to the tag!

Joanne said...

now....flower cupcakes are simply fabulous....and I love every detail on this beauty of a card

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous!! Congrats on being a guest Diva, you are amazingly talented!!